• Short Summary

    Pathe follows the issues as a Bus strike halts London. We hear from all sides.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Busless Capital".

    GV Crowds pouring out of Victoria Station and no buses in sight - a bus strike is in place. GV Empty bus stands outside station. AS People walking to work. GV Queues waiting at bus stands outside Victoria Station as buses pull in during normal working. SV People in queue moving. LV Buses lined up at bus station outside station, bus travels in front of camera. TS From top of bus behind others along Oxford Street. SV Buses travelling past. GV Empress Hall, busmen arriving for meeting. SV Busmen walking past. LV Int. Pressmen crowding around Union Leader Frank Cousins. CU Mr Cousins. SV Sir John Elliot coming out of tube station. SV Sir John walking in street. GV Streams of traffic pouring into London. TS Along Oxford Street behind traffic. TS Along Piccadilly past traffic. SV Bus stop in foreground. Cars passing in background. SV Girl sitting on wall rubbing sore foot. (Nat. snd.) "How's the bus strike affecting you?" "Well it's only been on a day but my feet are killing me". LV Mr. Kelly climbing aboard water scooter at Chelsea to travel down the River Thames to work. SV Attendant handing Mr. Kelly his briefcase and umbrella and then untying water scooter from quayside. GV Mr. Kelly on water scooter travelling away down Thames. Bill Symon interviewing bus man "What do you think about the Strike?" "Well the answer of London busmen this morning is good enough for me..." SV Bill Symon interviewing housewife, "What do you think of the London bus strike?" "Well I don't think it's all that convenient at the moment, but you got to look at both sides of the question.." SV. Bill Symon interviewing City gent "How does the bus strike affect you?" "Well I have to travel around all the time in my business and use buses a lot and I find it extremely awkward, as thousands of others must, but I don't bear any grudge against the busmen" SV Bill Symon interviewing two ladies. "What do you feel about the bus strike?" "Why don't they give us old people a bit more money, that's what I say, us that wants it, we ought to strike I think, not them. "The other lady says "But we can't strike, there's thousands that can't strike can they. My husband don't earn £9 a week and he can't strike, or they'd soon tell him where to go". Bill Symon says "Thank you very much".
    (Neg.) Selected Originals exist for this issue - see other records.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:33:00 / 01:06:06:00

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